Special Issue "Advances in Mechanical Metamaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Interests: metamaterials; plasmonics; electromagnetism; mechanical metamaterials
Interests: mechanical metamaterials; buckling and instabilities; shock absorbers; Micropolar and Cosserat elasticity
Metamaterials are rationally designed composites made of building blocks, often arranged in repetitive patterns. Their properties go beyond those of the ingredient materials qualitatively or quantitatively, since their properties are derived from the designed structure rather than from the constitutive materials. Thereby, they often exhibit properties that are not found in nature.
This Special Issue focuses on new mechanical metamaterials both theoretically and experimentally, in the linear (auxetics, dialtional, dynamic mass density) and nonlinear cases (buckling). Novel design procedures (origami, lattice materials, topology optimisation) and computational methods based on homogenization and generalized continua (Cosserat, micropolar, second gradient). Examples include: negative refractive indices, non-reciprocal behavior, negative mass densities, negative bulk moduli, chiral and achiral behavior, micropolar, multistable, and programmable mechanical metamaterials.
Prof. Muamer Kadic
Dr. Tobias Frenzel
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- Mechanical metamaterials (auxetics, pentamode, dillational, negative index)
- Buckling and instabilities
- Cauchy, Willis, Micropolar and Cosserat elasticity
- Topological mechanics
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Author: Muamer Kadic
Affiliation:Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Author: Martin Wegener
Affiliation:KIT, Institute of Nanotechnology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Affiliation:Institute of Molecular Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Affiliation:Faculty of Science, University of Malta, Malta
Author:Agnès Maurel, Kim Pham et Jean-Jacques Marigo and Sebastien Guenneau
Affiliation: Institut Fresnel, France